Despite its low silicon content of maximum 8.5 percent, the new alloy can be cast using the process parameters of the widespread trimal®-37 (AlSi9Mn) alloy, thus facilitating a change of alloy. Other alloy elements optimize its flowability, strength and die filling capacity and, simultaneously, minimize the adhesion tendency of the material.
trimal®-38 is also extremely resistant to corrosion. Limitation of magnesium content to a maximum of 0.01 percent means that the material need not be heat treated to achieve the desired mechanical properties. trimal®-38 is particularly suitable for components in electric vehicles such as battery housings or structural components that must withstand crash load conditions without heat treatment and are joined through welding or with self-piercing rivets.